One birthday theme ideas for someone turning 60 is a neon and naturals party theme using bold fluorescent accents paired with earth toned trimming, such as neon ribbons on brown paper bags for favors. Another idea is a number-themed party with customized decor using the number 60.
One birthday theme with a personal touch is a picture theme. Photos are transferable to balloons, candles, cupcakes and other decor items. One big collection of photos in the shape of the number 60 makes a stunning focal point above the cake table or on a large wall. Another way to personalize the party is to use the birthday person's monogram as a theme. Monograms are easily ordered for napkins, coasters, cupcakes or cakes, stamps for gifts or place cards and other decor items.
One way to create a theme is to use a monochrome color theme. For example, candy, invitations and table linens are easy to mix and match in varying related hues. This is easily achieved with metallic colors, as well. Alternately, one theme is combining color and design, such as creating a striped table cover using white poster paper and streamers. Another way to incorporate this is to attach streamers around clear glass candle holders.